Fun Monday ~ What Was & Is Worth It…

Southern Doll is hosting Fun Monday this week and she has the following assignment. What have you done in your life that was worth doing?

I know that as soon as I publish this there will be other things that come to mind. I decided to start with high school and move on from there.

The thing in high school that was worth doing was getting baptised in my junior year. I started a more dedicated journey following Christ at this point in my life and would never turn back.

During my College years I was part of a Christian Rock band. I met Dear in this group and we became engaged and then married in 1974. We went on two summer tours in England together with the group which was an amazing experience in travel and ministry.


Getting a College Degree and a Teaching Credential was worth doing.

Getting married to Dear was and is definitely worth doing and we’ve been doing it for 33 years. Oops! I think I just probably embarrassed my children and myself by accident.

Having each of our three children was worth it big time in my life. Each of them is unique and I thank God for their individual gifts and personalities.

Developing close friendships and opening our home for fun and fellowship and spending loving times with my extended family has been worth it.


Much of this time is spent around food!

Moving to Seattle in 1988 and raising our children there and developing friendships there was worth it.


Starting a blog and meeting bloggy friends around the world has been worth it.

Growing older with Dear and being faithful to our marriage is worth it.

For more Fun Monday posts head over to Southern Doll’s.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

25 thoughts on “Fun Monday ~ What Was & Is Worth It…

  1. I love the fact that you shared a bit about your singing group/band. That was an excellent read. And opening your home to others…outstanding!!! This was an excellent share Ellen.

    My Fun Monday is posted, I sure hope you can drop by and give it a read. Have a super-duper day.

  2. Wow! I am nearly speechless. Nearly.

    Touring band? Married one of them? Kids? Friends? A place you love? Still married and in love?

    Way to go!!!

  3. This was a beautiful post. Your family and love of Christ are so evident in all you do. Your pictures are wonderful (I especially like the celtic cross – my wedding band is the claddagh)

  4. What a fun, Fun Monday post! A band and everything, huh? And still married and happy. That’s quite an accomplishment over all those years!

  5. You are full of surprises, Ellen! A band! Touring! I can’t believe how young you and Dear look on your wedding day – like you’ve barely graduated from high school!

  6. What a lot we have in common. I graduated from high school in 1975 and got married right away. I will have been married 33 years this July. I had that same blue long dress that you had on only mine was cream and some purple. It was a Gunne Sax. My husband bought it for me and I wore it after our wedding on our honeymoon. I have three grown children in college. I love your hippy looking 70 clothes in the Christian rock band picture in England. So cool. Our generation rocked! 😀

  7. I loved reading about you … and with each thing you shared, I thought of similar experience in my own life I could have (but didn’t think to include) in MY Fun Monday today … experiences (like the Christian folk group I belonged to for about 15 years) I’ve not thought about for decades! I enjoyed all the photos you opted to share. Looks like a wonderful family ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Rock band? Please do tell more. Consider it a kindness to this reader on her back-literally.

    Really like this question. Sparks some blogging material for me–thanks for that.

  9. Like everyone else….”A Touring Rock Band!!??” AND – you don’t have bangs in that too-cute band picture~! luv it

  10. I can tell that you’ve had a great life, Ellen. Do you have any recordings from your Christian rock band? What great fun to travel back in time and listen to the sounds of youth.

  11. Hey, where did you get your Home Ec. degree? I got mine from Oregon State in 1976. Don’t you wish you could go back to college and do a few of those classes over again? I do…so much has changed since then. So many women thought that was a dorky degree back then; those same women are now middle aged and taking boutique home ec classes in cooking, sewing, interior design, family life etc etc, and looking at me in envy of having discovered the joys of home economic classes early in life.

  12. You two were so Hot!!! Does Dad still have that shirt with the checks some where? ditto to the recordings comment… Great post. Love you!

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